backing up XP - please help

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  1. dazza1011

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    hello everyone,

    i have been advised to back up my PC incase i ever have any failures etc,
    the problem is my OS software was pre loaded and i didnt receive a disc, can anyone help me on how to back up Windows XP incase i have a fault and have to reinstall the OS

    i am a bit useless when it comes to this kind of thing so laymans terms would be appreciated

    cheers:lease:
     
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    Norton Ghost :smashin:
     
  3. Steve.J.Davies

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    I use Ghost. A lot of people go for Acronis.
     
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    There may a partition on your hdd where the files are stored for reinstall.
     
  5. rich78

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    Some older versions of Ghost (2003) don't like SATA, as I found out :mad: Even after a full operating system restore with those horrible disks they give you (or expect you to make yourself) I had a poxy 8mb partition for ghost which was a complete pain to get rid of. I'm sure with newer versions they'll have fixed these issues. I would still never buy another Norton product tho.

    I've had no problems with Acronis on the 2 occasions I've had to use it. Well worth the money. Bring back proper operating system disks!!!!!!!
     
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    When I am ghosting a disk I boot from the cd - just to ensure a 'clean' backup.
     

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